OBJECTIVE OF AWASH IRRIGATION SCHEME IN ETHIOPIA

OBJECTIVE OF AWASH IRRIGATION SCHEME IN ETHIOPIA

  • To utilize the flood waters of river Awash that was being wasted in the Allideghi plains.
  • To increase food production, particularly maize in a desert land




  • To expand cultivable land in between the central plains and Ethiopian highlands which had fertile soils
  • To ensure proper crop growth due to aridity where rainfall is of 250 t0 750 mm on the leeward side of the Ethiopian highlands

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